She meditated daily, ate well and had no family history of cancer, so at age 40, when Marcia discovered a tiny lump in her breast, she was in shock. Marcia – who was visiting her other home in San Diego from Hawaii and supporting a close friend that had recently been treated for breast cancer – knew what to do. She scheduled a mammogram the following morning and, when the results showed an abnormality, she underwent a biopsy the day after that. The result came back positive for cancer.
In 2006, Thanh Huong Tran and her husband, Ninh, left Vietnam for a new life in the United States. Having worked many years as a pharmacist in her native country, Thanh brought with her an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and their medicinal qualities. She had prepared natural remedies for thousands of patients over the years, but with four of her five children and several grandchildren already in the United States, it was time to make the move.
The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars annually marketing their highly addictive products – including e-cigarettes, which many people mistakenly consider to be “safe.” The surgeon general has concluded that e-cigarette aerosol is not safe. The fact is, a single vape pod can contain as much – or more – nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.
Radiation Oncologists Target Breast Cancer,
Spare the Heart
Mary had her annual mammogram in August 2017 but she was about to leave on a European cruise and had clothes to pack and money to exchange. Cancer was the last thing on her mind. In September, she returned to the breast center for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound which showed a mass.
Imaging Center Earns
ACR Accreditation for all Modalities
The American College of Radiology® (ACR) recently added a prestigious new designation to its list of facility accreditations. The new designation – Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DIOCE) – recognizes facilities with the highest level of imaging quality, safety, and patient care in the nation.